Swallow Exclusion

Yosemite College Sends Swallows and Their Messy Nests Packing with BirdSlide Swallow Control Product

Swallow Problem: Yosemite College had several buildings that swallows returned to nest on every year. Tired of the hassles of cleaning up the mess the swallows made with their droppings and nesting materials, the college turned to Bird Solutions to install a swallow control product that would prevent the swallows from building their nests in the first place.

Swallow Control Product Solution: After waiting for the birds to leave on their southern migration, the old nests were removed, the area was cleaned and the Bird Solutions bird control team installed a swallow deterrent called BirdSlide. The BirdSlide swallow control product is designed for high visibility areas and it blends almost invisibly with the structure of the building. Because it cuts of the corner angle the swallows like to build their nests in, BirdSlide provides very effective swallow control on a permanent basis. As you can see from the pictures below, the BirdSlide swallow control product almost looks like it is part of the natural architecture (grey area under eave). BirdSlide can also be painted to match the building completely.

Swallow Problem Solved on Apartment Building

Swallow Problem: Swallows were nesting under the eaves of an apartment building, causing a big mess with their bird droppings and disturbing tenants with their noise. (Photo below shows swallows trying to get back to prime nesting spots prohibited by installed bird netting.)

Swallow Control Product Solution:¬†Bird netting was installed at an angle to prohibit the swallows nesting under eaves. The bird net creates a permanent bird barrier blocking the swallows access. This resulted in the swallows leaving the site after providing an afternoon of amusement for one tenant’s cat.

Fresno State University Cheers Swallow Control Method

Swallow Problem: Fresno State University completed a new Science II Building last year and swallows immediately noticed the new potential residence. The swallows set up residence quickly and when Bird Solutions was first called to inspect the bird problem it was too late to remove the nests because eggs had already been laid.

Swallow Control Product Solution: After waiting for the birds to leave on their southern migration, the old nests were removed, the area was cleaned and our bird control experts installed a newer bird deterrent called Bird Slide. Designed for high visibility areas, this swallow deterrent blends nearly invisibly with the structure of the building and prevents the swallows from nesting in those angles the next season. Although we often utilize bird netting to deter swallows, in this instance the Bird Slide was the best call due to the high visibility of the problem areas. As you can see from the pictures below, the bird control product almost looks like it is part of the natural architecture (product is installed in the corners).

Swallow Prevention with BirdSlide on Exclusive Home Looks Beautiful

Swallow Problem: Swallows were building mud nests on a brand new multi-million dollar home. The owners hadn’t even moved in yet, but the swallows had made themselves at home, setting up house and making a mess with their mud nests and dropping debris. The home owners were not happy with their feathered guests and looked for a swallow control product that would prevent the swallows from building their mud nests on the house, but not destroy the look of their brand new, expensive home.

Swallow Control Product Solution: The Bird Solutions bird control experts brought in the new swallow control product called BirdSlide for the home owners. BirdSlide is a durable, and very aesthetically pleasing bird control product. BirdSlide is especially effective at preventing swallows from building their mud nests under the eaves of buildings as it blocks the angled corners where swallows look to anchor their nest. Best of all, BirdSlide blends in extremely well with almost any architecture and it can be painted so it will look like it was part of the design plan, while providing complete protection from swallows at the same time.

The Bird Solutions installation team cleaned up the job site and the partial nests that the swallows had built, then installed BirdSlide under all of the eaves to prevent the swallows from trying to rebuild their nests. Once installed, the BirdSlide was painted to match the roofline. Now only the homeowners know how close they came to providing housing for hundreds of unwanted tenants on their new home!